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October News: Does Counting Carbs Scare You?

Dangerous Diabetes Counting carbs can help people with diabetes have high blood sugar. Having diabetes means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective to control the level of sugar in the blood. Tricks or Treats? It can be tricky, but your diabetes can be managed with diet, exercise and […]

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September News: Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. Getting older has enough frustrations. You don’t have to tolerate the effects of aging like worry and stress, poor memory and bone loss. Are You Aging Well? If you don’t have Alzheimer’s, then you can improve your memory. Avoid other aging problems by keeping good bone health and reducing stress […]

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August News: Flu Is Here. Beat The Bug!

Beat The Bug! Get A Flu Shot Early. The flu season is always unpredictable. Generally, it starts in September and peaks during the months from October through February.  One thing is sure. Get a flu shot to protect yourself from getting the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual influenza vaccination for […]

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July News: The Skinny on Sunscreen

Get The Skinny On Sunscreen     Always use sunscreen with a “sun protective factor” (SPF) 15 or higher when exposed to the sun and wind. This will reduce your skin cancer risk. Protect yourself from the ultraviolet rays of the sun especially between 10 am and 4 pm. How Does Sunscreen Work? Sunscreen works […]

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June News: Be PAIN FREE Today!

Ouch! We’ve all experienced that unpleasant sensation of pain. Pain ranges from mild, localized discomfort to agony. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. It may be contained to a discrete area as an injury, or more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Whether acute or chronic, pain can last more than 6 […]

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May News: Nutrition – What Goes In Your Mouth

Nutrition? What’s Important to Seniors? As we age, our metabolism slows down and we need fewer calories. So nutrition is important. Nutrition is important for proper bodily functions. It’s important that the calories we consume are from nutrient-rich foods. Nutrition is important for proper function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Proper nutrition can […]

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April News – Smart Moves Help Arthritis Pain

Arthritis Pain – YOU CAN MANAGE IT! Take action to ease arthritis pain. Get enough rest, exercise right, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and learn the right way to use and protect your joints. During the day, if you’ve been sitting, adjust your position frequently. Periodically tilt your neck from side to side. Bend and […]

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March News: Your Vision Health

Are Seniors Seeing Things Clearly? Get a comprehensive vision exam every year. Seems obvious, right? According to the American Optometric Association, people value their vision as their most precious sense. But less than half had an eye exam in the past two or three years! Preventive Care Is So Important Preventive care is just not […]

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February News: Develop Your Happy Healthy Heart

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.               The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage […]

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January News: Don’t Stumble and Tumble! Fall Prevention for Seniors

Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent a fall, especially for seniors. A fall can have very bad effects on your health and land you squarely in the hospital. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year. Annually, slip, trip […]

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